Posted May 16, 2013 By Kevin Knauss
The overwhelming majority of the funds in the individual market are allocated to organizations targeting specific counties to promote Covered California.
Filed in Covered California, Group Insurance, Health Insurance, Healthcare Reform, Industry News, Nonprofit, Small Business | Tagged: ACA, Covered California, exchange, grants, HCR, health insurance, individual, Nonprofits, Small Business
Posted April 16, 2013 By Kevin Knauss
I’ve talked with numerous people who, like me, had high hopes that CO-OPs would be a consumer focused option where the business model was not driven by profits.
Filed in California, Health Insurance, Healthcare Reform, Industry News, Nonprofit | Tagged: ACA, California, co-op, family, Federal, funding, health, individual, insurance, reform, Small Business
Posted March 26, 2013 By Kevin Knauss
It was an urgent plea by an insurance company that I had to act now to save Medicare Advantage Plans.
Filed in Anthem Blue Cross, Health Insurance, Healthcare Reform, Industry News, Medicare | Tagged: advantage, Anthem Blue Cross, benefits, bonuses, capitation, medicare, MedPAC, payments
Posted March 11, 2013 By Kevin Knauss
It was nice to see that Kaiser of Northern California has put out an easy to read fee schedule for different office visits, procedures and lab tests.
Filed in Health, Healthcare Reform, Industry News, Kaiser | Tagged: fee, health insurance, Kaiser, lab, list, office, procedure, test, visit, x-ray
Posted February 28, 2013 By Kevin Knauss
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones has issued an emergency regulation requiring health insurance companies to cover the therapy as “medically necessary treatment” for children with autism.
Filed in autism, Health, Industry News | Tagged: applied behavioral therapy, Autism, Autistic, California, Delay, denial, Emergency, health, insurance, regulations
Posted February 25, 2013 By Kevin Knauss
The federally subsidized Pre-Existing Insurance Plan (PCIP) authorized and funded by the Affordable Care Act will stop accepting new applications as of March 2, 2013.
Posted February 21, 2013 By Kevin Knauss
The Health Action Network website is a sham and Wellpoint, Inc. should be ashamed of surreptitiously promoting it to Anthem Blue Cross members.
Posted February 18, 2013 By Kevin Knauss
This latest premium increase must have created a greater exodus of members than they had anticipated.
Posted February 5, 2013 By Kevin Knauss
Health insurers cloak their opposition in the form of membership and donations to organizations that appear to be consumer friendly but advocate for changes in the ACA that will benefit the insurance companies.
Filed in Anthem Blue Cross, Health, Healthcare Reform, Industry News | Tagged: ACA, AHIP, Anthem Blue Cross, benefits, EHBC, essential, guarantee issue, health, insurance, NAHU, opposition, Wellpoint
Posted October 15, 2012 By Kevin Knauss
California Department of Insurance, along with several states, announced a settlement with Nationwide companies to pay old unclaimed life insurance benefits to the states and reform its business practices.